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Terrifying Real Animals

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20 Terrifying Animals That Could Have Come Straight Out of a Horror Movie. I don’t see how the Venezuelan poodle moth could be… oh dear, yes it is.
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A teenage Syrian refuge refused to leave home without his puppy. Aslan Al Hakim carried little Rose more than 300 miles to safety in Greece.  
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Please Please Me: the Beatles’ First Album. Eddie Deezen describes the one-day recording session.
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New U.S. government guidelines for nutrition may not be as scientific as you would think. Critics say it doesn’t take the latest findings into account.   
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Enjoy an animated visualization of Chopin’s Etude, opus 25  #1, in A-flat major. Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation Machine make it look as pretty as it sounds.   
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How Well Do You Know Your Toes? I bet you can’t identify them all without looking.
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Inside the tax havens that are helping the 1 percent steal trillions of dollars. An estimated $7.6 trillion is hidden away in nations that cater to the rich.
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How & Why Do Leaves Change Color? I figured it was to make them easier to see while you rake them up, but the real answer is a bit more complicated.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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